Welcome to the quickest way to learn the week’s most exciting local events. This weekly event round-up is sponsored by The Ithaca Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Fox Trot 5k

Get your running shoes ready and sprint on over to the Cayuga Nature Center for the 4th annual Fox Trot 5K and Fall Festival! Kick off the fall season with a 5K trail run, a kid’s Fox Chase run, and fun festival activities including live music, educational tables, apple cider pressing demonstrations and much more.
Date: 9/26/15
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CAP ArtSpace: CAP-a-Palooza

The Community Arts Partnership’s annual fundraiser features small pieces by over 75 local artists. Get some new art for your living room, or for your cat…he’s sick of the Godfather posters, honestly.
Date/time: The whole month of September
Location: CAP Artspace
Site: http://ithacaevents.com/event/9523

Cider Week VIP Package

October 2-11 is a great time to invite your friends to Ithaca for the exciting Cider week activities! Enjoy this special package that includes a variety of lodging choices and tickets to a special “Call to the Barrel Dinner” on Cayuga Lake!

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 A Chorus Line

In celebration of 30 years at Ithaca College, musical theatre faculty member Mary Corsaro teams up with Roy Lightner to direct and choreograph the ultimate backstage musical. The show recounts the personal challenges of a group of Broadway dancers who are auditioning for an upcoming show.
Dillingham Center. Ithaca College 953 Danby Rd. Ithaca, NY 14850
Date: 11/3/2015 – 11/12/2015
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 Night Hike at the Cayuga Nature Center

Hike the wooded trails under the big sky through fields or around ponds. Find out who is awake and stirring under the moonlight. No need to bring a flashlight—you’ll be surprised how much you see without one!
Date: 9/25/2015 – 11/27/2015
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Sciencenter Mini-golf

Bring the whole family for some outdoor science fun on our 18-hole, professionally built mini-golf course. The course is fully wheelchair accessible with ADA approved clubs. Watch for new custom science elements that will be developed and built this summer.
Sciencenter. 601 First Street, Ithaca, NY 14850
Date: 9/26/2015 – 11/29/2015
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Cornell Homecoming

Enjoy many events happening this weekend on Cornell campus including the presidential inauguration, fireworks, family fun, football and more!

Date: 9/17/15-9/19/15

Location: Cornel University

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Dino Book Fair

Help the Museum of the Earth to raise funds and materials in support of programming taking place in the newly updated, Late-Jurassic themed early learner DinoLab and Book Nook! Get your photo taken with Cecil, the museum’s mascot, enjoy themed story times, and activities on topics ranging from dino poop to corals, whales, the Ice Age, and more!

Barnes and Noble. 614 S. Meadow St., Ithaca, NY 14850

Date: 9/19/2015

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Impressions through Prints at the Johnson Museum

Explore prints on view in our current exhibitions, then learn about time-honored printing techniques and tools, and some DIY techniques you can do at home. Bring a T-shirt or tote to print on with your own wearable art!

Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art. 114 Central Ave Ithaca, NY 14853

Date: 9/19/2015
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 Scarecrow Jubilee

Nothing says fall like the Scarecrow Jubilee at Ithaca Children’s Garden! Celebrate the harvest with scarecrow making, pumpkin carving, apple tasting, and so much more…

Ithaca Children’s Garden. Cass Park, Route 89, Ithaca, NY 14850

Date: 10/17/2015

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The Weekly Gem

The weekly gem will highlight a special Ithaca location that the Ithaca & Tompkins County Visitor’s Center thinks you really need to see!

The Sunflowers of Lansing

Take a Sunday drive up Route 34 (A place the college kids have probably never heard of) and check out the beautiful fields of sunflowers right in Lansing on Cayuga Lake! Epic selfies are to be had with these majestic giants.


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Mike Blaney

Mike Blaney is the executive director and co-founder of The Ithaca Voice.